Many of these 2020 events are not yet in our calendar as final decisions on event times & locations are still being decided even though dates have been set. If you are looking for complete event information on upcoming events, also make sure to check out our calendar of events. We encourage you to contact event organizers to confirm details as event dates and times may change.
The 2019 Summer Photo Contest ran from July through October 2019. On November 20th, the CCVC Board of Directors judged a total of 36 photo entries.
The Summer 2019 CCVC Photo Contest gave away more cash prizes than ever before with a $150 prize for first, $100 for 2nd and $50 for honorable mention after the CCVC Board doubled the cash prize awards for 2nd and Honorable Mention starting with the Summer 2019 Photo Contest.
The Carbon County Visitors' Council released the new guide in May. This years' guide features a new cover photo taken on the Medicine Bow Peak trail and features information on each community within the county including Rawlins, Saratoga, Encampment, Riverside, Medicine Bow, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Baggs, Dixon, Savery, and Sinclair.
In honor of the release of The Disappeared, the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce teamed up with author C.J. Box to launch a tour series and a competition.
This is a self-guided, year-round tour/scavenger hunt to name places and businesses mentioned in the series or were the inspiration for a fictional location. Participants will pay $5.00 to download a .pdf document with the list of locations and the rules. There will be three tours, each with about 12 stops, and participants will take selfies or photos of the location. Uploading and hash tagging on social media is encouraged.
Wyoming is known for their extreme temperatures throughout the year. Even though you may think of Carbon County, Wyoming as primarily a summer destination there are also lots of great winter activities. Carbon County has fantastic snowmobiling trails and is considered a top destination by snowmobile enthusiasts.
The Saratoga Lions Club and Platte Valley Jaycees are host annual Skijoring Races on every February at Buck Springs Race Track in Saratoga, WY. There is typically around 90 races per day with prize money totaling around $10,000 thanks to a matching grant from the Carbon County Visitors Council.
I had driven the scenic byway between Laramie and Rawlins, Wyoming before and knew that spending a few nights somewhere in between was a must. Surrounded by the Medicine Bow National Forest, I knew that Saratoga would be the perfect destination. Eliza and I headed out early, left the traffic and city behind for the mountains with our swimsuits and fly rods in tow.
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